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Side Event
#1513
COP 9
2008-05-30

Building on the Lisbon Conference on Business and Biodiversity

Regional Initiative on a business platform for 2010 business action.

Side Event
#1556
COP 9
2008-05-30

From COP 9 to COP 10 - The way forward on ABS and Plant Breeding

Panel discussion on assessing the outcome of COP 9 and Position for Future Negotiations especially focusing on plant breeding. Panel members represent a wide range of interests from both developed and developing countries.

Side Event
#1470
COP 9
2008-05-29

Natura 2000 - Europe's practical commitment to the 2010 target

To celebrate and present recent progress in establishing Natura 2000, Europe's protected areas network contributing to the CBD programme of work on protected areas. Short interventions by high level representatives from the European Commission, host country Germany, EU Presidency Slovenia, NGOs ...

Side Event
#1590
COP 9
2008-05-29

Integrating Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity Into Strategies of the Financial Sector

In Spring 2007 Environment Ministers of the G8 Countries as well as of Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa, and the European Commission laid out a set of goals for halting the loss of biodiversity: the “Potsdam Initiative - Biological Diversity 2010”. While goal No 1 draws on the “econ ...

Side Event
#1619
COP 9
2008-05-29

The Strategic HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan

The side event will present the strategic HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan adopted last year by the nine Baltic Sea coastal countries and the European Community. It is an ambitious overarching programme of actions to drastically reduce pollution to the Baltic Sea and restore its good ecological sta ...

Side Event
#1340
COP 9
2008-05-29

Integrating Biodiversity into Investment Decisions - progress from COP 8

Convened by Fauna & Flora International, UNEP Finance Initiative and the Brazilian business school FGV; this side-event will review the progress made by the finance sector since COP 8. Key areas for discussion are i) UNEP FI's CEO briefing which sets out the business case for financial insitu ...

Side Event
#1394
COP 9
2008-05-29

Amazon Region Protected Areas Program (ARPA): Innovation in Protected Areas System Management

Created in 2003 by the Brazilian government for the conservation of a significant sample of Amazonian biodiversity, the Amazon Region Protected Areas Program (ARPA) has developed a range of best practices concerning the management of Protected Areas in Brazil. The ARPA Program is coordinated by ...

Side Event
#1432
COP 9
2008-05-29

The Alpine Ecological Network- a Contribution to the Global Network of Protected Areas

The Parties to the Alpine Convention started to set up an ecological network in the Alps approximately 10 years ago. Today this initiative is - together with the issues of climate change and the loss of biodiversity - embedded in a far reaching and overarching context and makes a significant co ...

Side Event
#1449
COP 9
2008-05-29

Future of the GEF Biodiversity Program

The high-level panels, including the CEO of GEF, will discuss the future strategic direction and focus of GEF biodiversity program.

Side Event
#1489
COP 9
2008-05-29

Biodiversity and the Climate Change Adaptation

A brief overview of relevant decisions, publications and joint activities implemented within the framework of the CBD including examples of national-level activities linking biodiversity and climate change adaptation

Side Event
#1504
COP 9
2008-05-29

National System of Protected Areas (SNAP) in Ecuador

To present the experience of the SNAP in Ecuador

Side Event
#1506
COP 9
2008-05-29

Private Sector Leadership in Conserving Marine and Freshwater Biodiversity

The private sector is a primary user of marine and aquatic areas and resources – and is best placed to ensure ocean and lake ecosystem use is sustainable. This side event will highlight private sector initiatives that conserve and sustainably use ocean and freshwater biodiversity – and the needs ...

Side Event
#1527
COP 9
2008-05-29

Protecting the Pacific High Seas Enclaves: The Need for Marine Reserves

The side event will highlight the importance and benefits of marine reserves in the high seas, using the case study of the Pacific, where a number of Pacific Island countries are taking action to safeguard their marine resources by calling for marine reserves in three distinct high seas areas wi ...

Side Event
#1576
COP 9
2008-05-29

Resilience in a Dangerous Time: Farmer-led Climate Change Strategies

This event will showcase the experiences of Southern farmers and activists in using agrobiodiversity conservation and an ecosystems approach to small-scale farming as key climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. They will pay special attention to participatory in-situ seed conservat ...

Side Event
#1583
COP 9
2008-05-29

Sustainable Financing of the Taï National Park (PNT), Ivory Coast

After fifteen years of joint and successful conservation efforts by the “Office Ivoiren des Parcs et Réserves (OIPR)” and its partners (KfW, GTZ, WWF, WCF), securing sustainable financing of the Park management has become a major challenge for the “Fondation Ivoirienne des Parcs et Réserves (FPR ...

Side Event
#1626
COP 9
2008-05-29
Side Event
#1391
COP 9
2008-05-28

Indicators Relevant for Indigenous Peoples, the CBD Strategic Plan and the 2010 Biodiversity Target

Sharing by indigenous peoples on work on indicators relevant for indigenous peoples and the CBD

Side Event
#1421
COP 9
2008-05-28

Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodites Program Launch Event

IFC wishes to announce the initiation of the Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodites Program (BACP) Phase One, an $8 million program to support private-sector initiatives to mainstream the adoption of better management practices in the commodity markets of cocoa, palm oil, soybean, and sugarcane.

Side Event
#1423
COP 9
2008-05-28

ABS: Real World Challenges, Real World Solutions

This event will build on recent presentations by ABIA, and other NGOs, companies and related research institutions in identifying the continuing challenges and opportunities for development of enabling environments for ABS and attendant generation of social and economic benefits for stakeholders ...

Side Event
#1451
COP 9
2008-05-28

Conservation and sustainable use of Western Amazonian biodiversity

The results and activities of Finnish funded BIODAMAZ Project in Peru and BIOCAN Project in Andean Community countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru) will be presented. The relation of the project activities to the needs of the area are discussed as well as collaboration possibilities with o ...

Side Event
#1505
COP 9
2008-05-28

The ITT Initiative: keeping the oil in the ground

Present the proposal to keep close to one billion barrels of heavy crude in ground. The oil reserves known as Ishpingo, Tambococha, Tiputini (ITT) would remain underground in exchange for intenational compensation of at least 50% of Ecuador`s forgone revenue if extraction had taken place.

Side Event
#1198
COP 9
2008-05-28

Biodiversity and the Sub-global Assessment of Satoyama and Satoumi in Japan

This side event will present the process and preliminary outcome of an ongoing assessment initiative on satoyama and satoumi – traditional rural landscapes – in Japan, which has been developed building on the framework of the sub-global assessments of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA). Th ...

Side Event
#1570
COP 9
2008-05-28

Approches Régionales pour la Conservation et la Gestion Durable de la Biodiversité en Afrique Centrale

L’évènement parallèle consistera en une série de quatre présentations portant sur (i) les approches régionales de conservation et de gestion de la biodiversité (ii) l’approche ″accès et partage des avantages découlant de l’exploitation des ressources génétiques (APA) ″ en Afrique centrale, (iii) ...

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